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With New Year’s Eve around the corner (and some important sporting games on the horizon), we’re digging through our favorite recipes for feeding a crowd. These are all great to make whether you’re hosting a group at home, or need to bring a dish to a party. Make them this weekend, and you’ll want to keep them in your repertoire all year.

#1 – A Turkey and Sweet Potato Chili is super satisfying and serves 5 people.
#2 – These Crockpot Turkey Meatballs are super tasty, and can be made in advance!
#3 – These Lightened-Up Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wings are amazing, so we’ve included the recipe right here for you.

As delicious as they are, high-calorie, high-fat fried wings can leave your stomach feeling greasy and heavy. Luckily, wings are easy to make at home, and baking them in the oven cuts down on the fat and grease. So invite your friends over to watch the ball drop on New Year’s Even, plan for the Big Game, or bring these wings to the party, and impress everyone with our sweet and spicy homemade version.

Ingredients
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
Dash of salt
Dash of red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon sesame oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon ginger, minced
1/3 cup green onions, sliced
3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
3 tablespoons honey
20 chicken wings

Instructions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. The most demanding part of this recipe is preparing the raw meat. Remove the tip from each wing, and then cut along the joint to separate the wing into two parts. If you’ve never dealt with wings before, you may find this instructional video helpful.
3. Mix coriander, paprika, Chinese five-spice powder, cayenne, salt and red pepper flakes in small dish and set aside.
4. Heat a swirl of sesame oil in a wok over medium heat. Add garlic, ginger and green onions, stirring constantly. Add soy sauce, honey and spice mixture. Cook sauce one to two minutes and add wings. Coat wings with sauce and remove from heat.
5. Spread wings into a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake wings for 20 minutes, flip and bake another 20 minutes. Broil wings five minutes longer and remove from oven.
6. Enjoy!

Makes 20 chicken wings.

Nutrition info per wing: Calories 63 | Fat 2g | Protein 6g | Carbs 3g
Nutritional information is provided by MyFitnessPal Recipe Calculator

What are some of your favorite chicken wing recipes? Share in the comments below!

This article was originally posted on HellaWella.com

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